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Computing Crime and Punishment

Computing Crime and Punishment | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
A trove of London trial data over more than two centuries, digitized and analyzed by algorithm, is yielding clues in the evolution of the British justice system.
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Using algorithms track the evolution of justice

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Ageing: The girls who never grow older

Ageing: The girls who never grow older | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
A handful of girls seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: ageing. Could they hold the key to immortality? Virginia Hughes reports
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The Science Behind Intuition

The Science Behind Intuition | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Why you should trust your gut.
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Sort of an overview but definitely interesting.

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Canada's Hitchhiking Robot Completed Its Trip (Without Getting Murdered)

Canada's Hitchhiking Robot Completed Its Trip (Without Getting Murdered) | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
HitchBOT cools its heels in Victoria, BC after a 6,000 kilometer journey across Canada.
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A Wearable That Tracks Your Financial Health

A Wearable That Tracks Your Financial Health | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Design firm Artefact has developed Token, a watch that reports your checking account balance and alerts you when your spending exceeds it
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This could either be brilliant or anxiety inducing

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The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts

The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill hole with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. It was the last normal moment of his life. Other victims...
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The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | Gadget Lab | WIRED

The Inside Story of Oculus Rift and How Virtual Reality Became Reality | Gadget Lab | WIRED | Science and Technology | Scoop.it
Oculus has found a way to make a headset that does more than just hang a big screen in front of your face. By combining stereoscopic 3-D, 360-degree visuals, and a wide field of view—along with a supersize dose of engineering and software magic—it hacks your visual cortex. As far as your brain is concerned, there’s no difference between experiencing something on the Rift and experiencing it in the real world.
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One of the coolest stories I've read. But does it work with glasses?!
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